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Child's Play: Six Reasons Why It's Great

UGO: Child's Play is a model of its kind; an '80s horror movie whose low budget and outrageous premise meant that the filmmakers had to be all the more passionate and sincere about their project rather than dismissive and ironic. Child's Play is from an era when a horror movie about a killer doll was actually scary, not funny (unlike its many sequels) -- and yes, like Poltergeist before it, Child's Play is very much a horror film about a child's deepest fears, told from a child's point of view; Andy Barclay, our young protagonist, is very much alone in this world, terrorized and pursued by his "best friend" and surrounded by disbelieving grown-ups.

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